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We Few by John Ringo

We Few (original 2005; edition 2005)

by John Ringo

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Title:We Few
Authors:John Ringo
Info:Baen (2005), Hardcover
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We Few by David Weber (2005)

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Way too much chattering and explanation. Not nearly enough "good stuff." If it hadn't been for the criminal class, there'd have been little worth the read. ( )
  GunnarGrey | Dec 31, 2014 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Prince Roger's return to Earth is epic. His adventures with the Bronze Barbarian/Marines in all four novels makes for one of the best military series... It's a modern Odyssey. I don't know if it'll still be told after two thousand years like the Odyssey, but it does have that kind of epic power. Enjoy! ( )
  dhaire | Jan 31, 2012 |
Good conclusion to the whole saga. The final battle was a bit thin on details and had a bit too many incredible strategic guesses to be believable (mostly in space). ( )
  Guide2 | Dec 25, 2011 |
Rollicking good fun - military SF with a good twist of humour. Prince Roger returns home with a motley crew of assorted aliens to save the interstellar empire and his mother the empress from the evil usurpers. Since everybody, including his mother, originally thought that Roger was a useless playboy git, he has some persuasion to do. He needs local allies as well as his motley crew, who are busy setting up an ethnic restaurant as cover story.

This is a later book in a series, but it stood alone well enough. I'll be looking out for the earlier ones, in which Prince Roger gets over being a useless playboy git and learns about toughness and loyalty and sword fighting and plasma cannons and stuff.

There is rather too much of the battle techno-babble, in which we learn that the XKCD stardroidraptors can outmanoeuvre the HHGG Arcturan mega-battlecruisers at sublight speeds but only when running on their hyperblowwave engines with the antimatter polarity reversed. Or something like that. But that's a minor gripe; I skimmed those bits. ( )
  cajela | Jan 16, 2011 |
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Ringo, Johnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Miller, KurtCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ritgen, UlfTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rudnicki, StefanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Russo, CarolCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Prince Roger MacClintock was an heir to the galaxy's Throne of Man - and a self-obsessed spoiled young brat...until he and the Royal Marines sent to protect him were stranded on Marduk with only their feet to get them half way around the entire planet. So far, they've traversed a continent, crossed a sea full of ship-eating monsters, taken over an enemy spaceport, and hijacked a starship. But they're not home-free yet, because home is no longer free. In Roger's absence, a palace coup by enemies of the MacClintock family has seized control of the Empire. His mother the Empress is a captive in the palace and even in her own body, drugged so that her will is not her own. Roger's brother, the heir to the throne, is dead. And Roger himself has been branded an outlaw and traitor. Roger and his faithful band of human marines and native allen warriors have beaten the barbarian planet Marduk. Now they must re-conquer an interstellar empire. But they aren't about to give up, and once again a lot of power-hungry people are going to learn a hard lesson: You do not, ever, mess with a MacClintock!

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Prince Roger MacClintock was an heir to the galaxy's Throne of Man - and a self-obsessed spoiled young brat - until he and the Royal Marines, sent to protect him, were stranded on Marduk with only their feet to get them half way around the entire planet.… (more)

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